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HACCP and GAP for Produce Distribution Operations

HACCP Training

Food Safety Plan Development

This 2-day HACCP training course focuses on developing a preventative approach for controlling potential hazards and for staying in compliance with new industry and regulatory requirements. The course provides an interactive component to help build knowledge and awareness of each person's responsibility.

Food safety prerequisites, GMPs and HACCP principles and activities are covered and meet the International HACCP Alliance requirements.

SCS Training Fee

Fees:Cost varies by sign-up date and number of attendees- see registration link
Fees include: training, material binder, lunch and certificate

"Just a quick note to share with you that I felt the whole experience with you folks from the training to the logistics to the follow up email was first class. Very well done . . . appreciated. Nice job on your end!! "

-George Phillips, CEO, Grateful Greens

Course Highlights

Participants will take part in interactive activities and gain practical knowledge on how to identify and prevent food safety hazards; establish control measures; limits and monitoring procedures; write and update a HACCP plan; document and verify results, and to prepare audits.


Day One

  • HACCP History, overview and company responsibilities
  • Pre-requisites/GMPs: worker health and hygiene, microbial hazards and testing options, and facility sanitation.
  • Physical, chemical, and biological hazards
  • How to implement and maintain the plan - SSOP requirements for the small processor
  • Cross Contamination issues
  • Optional-Choosing the Right Cleaner/Sanitizer for food surfaces
  • Interactive workshop - Creating SOPs
  • The 7 HACCP Principles and Application - 12 steps of risk analysis through validation
  • How to build your own SOPs

Day Two

  • Auditing Yourself & Vendors, and corrective actions
  • Testing as a validation tool
  • HACCP exercises - developing a HACCP Plan for a specific product or commodity.
  • Certification Exam

Who Should Attend

Supervisors, managers and anyone needing to understand HACCP guidelines. Line workers will benefit as well, but we can provide a 1-day training covering GMPs and an overview of HACCP if needed.

Industries: food manufacturers, distributors, grower/packaging + fresh-cut operations, and beverage suppliers.